Otto Energy Limited, as operator of the producing Galoc oilfield joint venture offshore the Philippines, provided the following update Wednesday on the Galoc-5H and Galoc-6H drilling campaign in Service Contract (SC) 14C, part of the Galoc Phase II development project approved in 2012.
During the period from 0600 hours (AWST) Oct. 2 to 0600 hours (AWST) Oct. 9, the Galoc JV successfully completed running of the G-6H upper completion. The well is now suspended pending subsea tree installation, clean-up and flow testing. The marine riser and blowout preventer are currently being de-mobilized.
The forward plan is to move to G-5H, install the subsea tree and commence clean-up and flow testing, followed by the same procedure on G-6H.
Location and Proposed Depth
The Galoc field is located in Service Contract SC14C (Galoc Sub Block) in 951 feet (290 meters) of water approximately 40 miles (65 kilometers) North West of Palawan Island and 350km south of Manila in the Republic of the Philippines. The Galoc-5H and Galoc-6H development wells are being drilled within the existing producing field that has delivered over 10 million barrels of production since the field was commissioned in 2008.
The Galoc-5H and Galoc-6H development wells will be drilled to a total vertical depth of 7,185 feet (2,190 meters) with 5,830 feet (1,777 meters) of horizontal completion in the G-5H well and 4,557 feet (1,389 meters) of horizontal completion in the G-6H well. Drilling is expected to take approximately 115 days including the flowing of the wells for clean-up.
After drilling of both Galoc-5H and Galoc-6H is completed, the DOF operated Skandia Skansen construction vessel will be used to install the subsea equipment and complete the hook-up of both wells to the FPSO Rubicon Intrepid.
First oil from the Phase II wells is expected in November 2013.
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